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KC NWSL updates preseason roster

The club updates its roster to 32 players and signs two draft picks.

Addie McCain with the ball and Victoria Pickett in the background have signed with KC NWSL
Thad Bell

KC NWSL has updated its preseason roster, trimming it down to 32 players from 40 on February 1st.

The full 32-player Kansas City NWSL roster is below:

2021 Kansas City NWSL Preseason Roster

Goalkeepers (4): Nicole Barnhart, Carly Nelson, Abby Smith, Tristin Stuteville (NRI)

Defenders (9):) Elizabeth Ball, Katie Bowen, Rachel Corsie, Kate Del Fava, Taylor Leach, Michelle Maemone, Sydney Miramontez, Maddie Nolf, Gaby Vincent

Midfielder (9): Alli Hess (NRI), Jaci Jones (NRI), Lo’eau LaBonta, Chloe Logarzo (NYR), Diana Matheson (ALL-CAN, NYR), Addie McCain (CDP), Ashley Nick (NRI), Victoria Pickett (CDP), Desiree Scott (ALL-CAN),

Forwards (10): Kristen Edmonds, Darian Jenkins, Jaycie Johnson, Mariana Larroquette, Brittany Ratcliffe, Amy Rodriguez, Arielle Shipp, Raisa Strom-Okimoto, Michele Vasconcelos, Mallory Weber (NYR).

Key:

CDP – 2021 NWSL College Draft pick

NRI – Non-Roster Invitee

NYR – Not Yet Reported to Camp

ALL – 2021 Allocated Player

In addition, the club signed third round draft picks Victoria Pickett and Addie McCain on two-year agreements. Further details of the agreements were not disclosed.

Pickett, originally from Ontario, Canada, was selected 15th overall from the University of Wisconsin. She has also represented her country at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship and the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cup. She was First Team All-Big Ten in 2017 and 2018.

McCain was selected with the 17th overall pick out of Texas A&M University, earning SEC All-Freshman Team honors in 2017. Throughout her Aggies career she earned All-SEC Second Team (2018) and All-SEC First Team (2020).

KC NWSL opens the preseason friendly schedule against the Orlando Pride Wednesday, March 3. Kansas City will then play three more friendlies upon its return to Kansas City. All preseason friendlies will be closed-door, but fans can follow the action on Kansas City’s Twitter (@KCWoSo).